Friday, October 23, 2009

Fruitful Despite Forbidden: OSF Sade



Despite a supreme court decision (Loving v. Virginia) in 1967 and a bi-racial President of the United States in 2009, only 77% of Americans approve of black/white interracial marriage even today. Blogs BlackgirlinMaine and Nordette grapple with this issue and the nonsense in Louisiana.

Lead singer Sade Adu, according to Wipikedia, was born to parents Bisi Adu, a Nigerian lecturer in economics of Yoruba background, and Anne Hayes, an English nurse who met in London and moved to Nigeria.

After the marriage ran into difficulties, 4 month-old Sade along with her older brother Banji returned to England with their mother Anne Hayes to live with her parents. Growing up in England, Sade was influenced by soul artists like Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, and Marvin Gaye.

Interracial relationships continue to produce superb fruit despite human interdiction and prohibition.

8 comments:

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Hi Rev,

Thanks for pointing out a truth which is somehow obscured by those wanting to maintain racial purity. Does anyone with ancestors who lived in America (at least) one hundred years ago actually think of themself as racially pure?

Self-decption is the saddest taboo.

U

CCGroovy!!! said...

AWESOME Post!!!

ASTOUNDING Commentary!!!

HAPPY OSF

PPR_Scribe said...

Nice take on the theme! Thank you.

I think this might be the quintessential Sade song. At least, it is what usually comes to my mind first when thinking about her music.

Regina said...

Sade' was a good theme. She has a beautiful voice! I am no longer amazed or upset when I hear stories about that judge refusing to marry the interracial couple. The world is what it is and some things will never change.
I just surround myself and my family with prayer daily to try and keep the madness off of us!
Here is my OSF picks for this week:
http://reginasoldschoolfridayspot.blogspot.com/2009/10/old-school-friday-87-songs-that-make-me.html

Have a great weekend!

MacDaddy said...

Great post, Rev.

I loved Sade and her music. I went to sleep to Miles and Sade.

Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams said...

I missed this one. She's a good choice and your words always do more than just tell us a pick.

Revvy Rev said...

Thanks Nordette!

Appreciate all you guys.

Mista Jaycee said...

Hey Hey Double R,
I dig Sade! Cool!
Go Lakers!
Jaycee